Fortune 500 company Cummins, Inc., a worldwide provider of engines, power generation products, and filtration systems, recently disclosed its new environmental sustainability strategy that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, benefit communities, and promote sustainable use of natural resources.
Titled “‘PLANET 2050,’” the strategy calls for specific goals for 2030 and 2050, and it is based on worldwide best practices analyses, as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, according to Cummins. Further, the strategy either adheres to or exceeds the goals of the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change.
The United States contributes one of the highest global carbon footprints, and China and India, both major markets for Cummins, are amongst the heaviest global polluters.
PLANET 2050 calls for eight goals by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas, sustainably manage plastic, and reduce water use. By 2050 the company hopes to produce close to zero pollution at Cummins facilities, as well as maintain a carbon neutral environmental impact.
Written by Nicole Foulke